Hygienist - Smile Stories
Gentle but thorough

Hygienist Bournemouth

  • Stop bleeding gums and bad breath
  • Professional Teeth Whitening Visits
  • Long-term prevention and maintenance
  • Open evenings and weekends
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Forget your classic “scale and polish”, “scrape and polish” or whatever old-school in-and-out appointments you had with a Dental Hygienist in the past. Smile Stories Professional Hygiene Visits in Bournemouth are different.


Our clients often compliment us that our Dental Hygienists are ‘gentle but thorough.’


You’re probably already aware that Dental Hygienists are here to help promote the importance of excellent oral hygiene and remove the hard gum disease causing tartar that you can’t shift with a toothbrush, but they do so much more than this.

Don't repeat this too loudly

But your Dental Hygienist is probably the most important person looking after your oral health. Why? Think of a Professional Hygiene Visit the dental version of a car service, just for your mouth. Why do you service a car? Because it keeps you safe and saves you money. And a Professional Hygiene Visit is no different.

We’ll let you into a little secret. The Hygienists at Smile Stories are trained Hygiene Therapists.


No, they won’t interrupt you with life advice while you’re watching friends during your hygienist appointment in Bournemouth, but they are much more skilled than you think.


As well as ensuring total oral health, the Smile Stories Hygiene Therapists can also help you with:



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Here at Smile Stories, you will soon see that we have hygienists with a difference. You’ll feel at home from the first step,  and a lot of our clients won’t want to go anywhere else.

Our team has extensive experience when it comes to Professional Hygiene Visits. If you’re interested in finding out how we can help, hit the WhatsApp button on your screen, fill in our contact form or pop into our dental practice located right in the heart of Bournemouth:


330 Wimborne Road


01202 513292



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What our Hygienists do differently

Collaborative Treatment of Gum Disease

Ever felt in the past that the dental care you’ve received has been a little disjointed? Your dentist says one thing, hygienist says another and you’re stuck in the middle not knowing what’s right?

That’s exactly why at Smile Stories we don’t do traditional ‘Scrapes and Polishes’ and we don’t do ‘Check Ups’.

We believe in having your Dentist, Hygienist and you singing on the same hymn sheet to give you the best care possible and are all regularly present in the same room to do so.

Beating gum disease is a team effort and we’re on your side.

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Professional Teeth Whitening

If you’re embarrassed by dark, stained or yellow teeth then you’re not alone. Professional Teeth Whitening is one of the most common treatments our Hygienists in Bournemouth and Poole do daily, and also one of the most cost-effective ways to roll back the years on your smile.

And on a Wednesday we have special half price professional whitening which we called Whitening Wednesdays, obviously!



Cosmetic Cleaning

Because sometimes you just want that fresh feeling in your mouth.

That’s why our hygienists offer appointments for cosmetic cleaning without having to see one of our dentists first.

While we can’t diagnose and treat disease, we can remove stubborn stains and tartar that you’ll never remove at home.

If you’re a smoker, coffee fiend or partial to a red wine and have marks on your teeth then our Dental Hygienists in Bournemouth and Poole can help freshen up your breath and teeth.

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Teamwork makes the dream work

If you’d like to keep your gums and teeth healthy, prevent gum disease and bad breath associated with it then you’re in the right place.

Prevention really is better than cure, and 6-monthly hygiene visits are much more affordable than the complex and costly dentistry needed to cure disease rather than prevent it.

You and your Dental Hygienist need to work closely for optimum oral health, so make sure you get on!

Take Your First Steps

If you believe in Total Mouth Health like we do then we’d love to see you.  Our hygienists play a crucial role in the proactive and preventative dentistry we do at Smile Stories.


If you’d like an appointment click Book Now how to take your first steps.

Your Commonly Asked Questions

Which areas of Bournemouth do you offer hygienist treatments?

We offer hygienist treatments throughout the whole of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Our clients visit us from Moordown, Charminster, Southbourne, Sandbanks, Boscombe, Canford Heath, Littledown, Westbourne, Branksome, West Howe, Muscliff, Northbourne and throughout the rest of Bournemouth to visit our dental clinic based in Winton.

What are your top tips for brushing?

Number 1 – Brush twice a day for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste and spit don’t rinse after brushing (or you may as well not bother using the toothpaste!)
Number 2 – Use floss or interdental brushes daily and don’t forget a Gum Pocket Brush if you have gum disease.
Number 3 – Change your toothbrush every three months – and use an oscillating, rotating electric brush for best results.

What do clinics mean by ‘direct access’ hygienist appointments?

Direct access appointments are those with a hygienist without seeing a dentist beforehand. Smile Stories offer direct access hygiene appointments for cosmetic goals only, including Cosmetic Cleans and Professional Whitening. We cannot diagnose and treat gum disease through direct access and recommend the collaborative care between a Dentist and Hygienist if this applies to you.

What is dental plaque?

Plaque is a gloopy and sticky layer (or biofilm) of bacteria and the clue is in the name – it’s a biological film. Due to gravity it forms around the gum line, usually in association with hard to remove tartar. When you eat, the bacteria eats and the acids they produce cause both decay and gum disease. While tartar doesn’t cause gum disease in itself, these deposits around the gum line can cause inflammation of the gums which gives rise to bleeding, swelling and painful gums.

Why do my gums bleed? Do I have gum disease?

If your gums are inflamed, red, sore or bleed when brushing it could be a sign of gum disease. The first sign is blood on your toothbrush or in the sink when you spit out.

Bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign of gum disease, and you should get them checked by a dentist or hygienist. Gum disease itself is reversible but if left untreated it can lead to bone destruction and irreversible gum recession.

If you’re ever in doubt, speak to a dental professional. Good oral hygiene is the foundation of not only good oral health, but also general health.

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